ABA Journal

Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

As more law firms adopt 3-day-per-week schedule, one ties attendance to cash
Jan 26, 2023, 03:14 pm CST

Traffic court defendants lose their ‘robot lawyer’
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Can a chatbot earn a JD? This one averaged C-plus on law school exams
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Using N-word at home is not lawyer ethics violation, hearing committee says
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Cellphone video places Murdaugh at murder scene, says prosecutor in once-prominent lawyer’s trial
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‘Routine performance management’ can’t be basis for fired associate’s bias suit, BigLaw firm argues
Jan 25, 2023, 02:17 pm CST

Is debt limit unconstitutional? Answer is yes, some argue, based on the 14th Amendment’s public debt clause
Jan 25, 2023, 11:57 am CST

Former Proskauer COO is enjoined from using trade secrets allegedly stolen from firm
Jan 25, 2023, 09:40 am CST

Atlanta-based Smith Gambrell’s merger will produce nearly 400-lawyer firm
Jan 25, 2023, 09:07 am CST

Google has monopoly in digital advertising technology, DOJ antitrust suit claims; are consumers harmed?
Jan 25, 2023, 09:06 am CST

Law is the most stressful profession, newspaper’s analysis finds
Jan 24, 2023, 12:48 pm CST

New tips surface after Kavanaugh documentary is unveiled at Sundance
Jan 24, 2023, 11:38 am CST

$2.1M IRS civil penalty for unreported Swiss bank account merits SCOTUS review, Gorsuch argues
Jan 24, 2023, 10:04 am CST

DeSantis violated Florida Constitution by suspending prosecutor, but federal court can’t act, judge says
Jan 24, 2023, 08:54 am CST

Reed Smith asks to drop representation of former Baltimore state’s attorney after judge threatens sanctions
Jan 23, 2023, 02:51 pm CST

Attorney-client privilege case dismissed by Supreme Court
Jan 23, 2023, 11:22 am CST

SCOTUS justices were questioned but not implicated in Dobbs leak probe; some are concerned about double standard
Jan 23, 2023, 10:09 am CST

Prosecutors face obstacles in prosecution of Alec Baldwin and armorer for cinematographer’s death
Jan 23, 2023, 09:34 am CST

Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS sets a record; CUNY law student goes missing
Jan 20, 2023, 03:25 pm CST

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